World's oldest piggy bank to sell for £1,000!

Published Thursday, May 21 2015, 20:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
It might seem a lot to splash out on something to save your cash in but auctioneers are expecting the world's oldest piggy bank to sell for the porky price of £1,000!

The money-saving figure is thought to be at least 500 years old from Java's Majapahit period.

World's oldest piggy bank to sell for £1,000

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The old statue is shaped like a boar, which the Javanese thought to be a sign of prosperity and is made of terracotta.

Andrew Marlborough, from Duke's auctioneers in Dorset who are selling the item tomorrow, said: "You don't see many around. They're almost always smashed to get to the money."

And indeed this one suffered the same fate, as it has a crack along it's belly, where someone broke it to retrieve the saved money.

Crikey, £1,000 for a broken money bank? That really is bringing home the bacon!

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